Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 51 59
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8 +41
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 208 105 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.50% 4.69% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 5.36% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 171 98 115
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.15% +7.14% +2.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £60,000 £51,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,846 1,959 2,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.88% 87.53% 86.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,127 1,597 2,186
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -5 71 £50,000 -16.67% 6
Warrington +2 21 £43,500 +2.35% 5
Chester -16 21 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Sandbach - 11 £47,500 - 1
Crewe -8 10 £40,000 +2.56% 10
Wilmslow +24 9 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Macclesfield +4 7 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Runcorn - 4 £35,000 - 1
Daresbury -5 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Alderley Edge - 1 £30,000 - 1
Northwich - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 125 (60.10%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (52.40%) Java
3 85 (40.87%) Finance
4 59 (28.37%) SQL
5 58 (27.88%) C#
6 53 (25.48%) Banking
7 52 (25.00%) TDD
7 52 (25.00%) Scrum
7 52 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 51 (24.52%) .NET
9 40 (19.23%) Spring
10 39 (18.75%) HTML
10 39 (18.75%) MVC
11 36 (17.31%) SDLC
12 33 (15.87%) Degree
13 32 (15.38%) CSS
13 32 (15.38%) DevOps
14 31 (14.90%) Linux
15 29 (13.94%) React
16 28 (13.46%) PHP
16 28 (13.46%) AngularJS
16 28 (13.46%) Test Automation
17 27 (12.98%) Java EE
18 26 (12.50%) Open Source
18 26 (12.50%) Microservices
19 25 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (12.02%) Hibernate
19 25 (12.02%) Oracle
19 25 (12.02%) Windows
19 25 (12.02%) Risk Management

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.06%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.33%) CICS
3 4 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.44%) CMS
4 3 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.96%) Apache
5 2 (0.96%) JBoss
5 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.48%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Resin
6 1 (0.48%) WinCC
6 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Chatbot
1 3 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) BASE24
2 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.44%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.96%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.88%) HTTP
2 5 (2.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) ATM
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
3 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.48%) IPsec
3 1 (0.48%) Modbus
3 1 (0.48%) Profibus
3 1 (0.48%) Skype
3 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) MySQL
1 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.77%) DB2
5 10 (4.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (4.81%) Redis
6 8 (3.85%) IMS/DB
7 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.92%) Big Data
8 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.44%) GIS
9 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.77%) Gradle
4 9 (4.33%) Eclipse
4 9 (4.33%) JUnit
4 9 (4.33%) Selenium
5 7 (3.37%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.37%) JIRA
5 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.92%) FitNesse
7 4 (1.92%) JMeter
7 4 (1.92%) Maven
7 4 (1.92%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.92%) NUnit
7 4 (1.92%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.92%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.44%) Subversion
8 3 (1.44%) TestNG
General
1 85 (40.87%) Finance
2 53 (25.48%) Banking
3 14 (6.73%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.77%) Law
5 11 (5.29%) Retail
6 10 (4.81%) Marketing
7 6 (2.88%) Advertising
8 4 (1.92%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.44%) Electronics
9 3 (1.44%) Games
9 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (44.23%) Software Engineer
2 54 (25.96%) Developer
3 30 (14.42%) Java Engineer
4 29 (13.94%) Java Software Engineer
5 23 (11.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 17 (8.17%) Senior Developer
7 15 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.21%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
8 13 (6.25%) Senior Java Engineer
8 13 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 12 (5.77%) Architect
9 12 (5.77%) Software Developer
10 11 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Embedded Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) PHP Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 9 (4.33%) .NET Software Engineer
12 9 (4.33%) AWS DevOps
12 9 (4.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.52%) .NET
2 40 (19.23%) Spring
3 39 (18.75%) HTML
4 32 (15.38%) CSS
5 29 (13.94%) React
6 28 (13.46%) AngularJS
7 27 (12.98%) Java EE
8 25 (12.02%) Hibernate
9 21 (10.10%) ASP.NET
10 20 (9.62%) Node.js
11 19 (9.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (7.69%) Web Services
13 14 (6.73%) .NET Framework
14 13 (6.25%) REST
15 12 (5.77%) Spring MVC
16 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (4.33%) HTML5
18 8 (3.85%) J2EE
18 8 (3.85%) JSON
18 8 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.17%) User Experience
2 16 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.81%) N-Tier
6 9 (4.33%) Fintech
6 9 (4.33%) Mainframe
6 9 (4.33%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.37%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.88%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.40%) Life Science
9 5 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.92%) IVR
11 3 (1.44%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.44%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.90%) Linux
2 25 (12.02%) Windows
3 22 (10.58%) Unix
4 17 (8.17%) Android
5 11 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.92%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.44%) AIX
8 3 (1.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (60.10%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.00%) Scrum
2 52 (25.00%) TDD
3 39 (18.75%) MVC
4 36 (17.31%) SDLC
5 32 (15.38%) DevOps
6 28 (13.46%) Test Automation
7 26 (12.50%) Microservices
7 26 (12.50%) Open Source
8 25 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (12.02%) Risk Management
9 24 (11.54%) BDD
10 22 (10.58%) OO
11 21 (10.10%) Waterfall
12 18 (8.65%) ITIL
13 16 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 16 (7.69%) SOA
14 14 (6.73%) OOP
14 14 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (6.73%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (52.40%) Java
2 59 (28.37%) SQL
3 58 (27.88%) C#
4 52 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 28 (13.46%) PHP
6 24 (11.54%) C++
7 19 (9.13%) Python
8 13 (6.25%) C
9 11 (5.29%) VB
10 10 (4.81%) Ruby
10 10 (4.81%) T-SQL
11 9 (4.33%) COBOL
12 7 (3.37%) Embedded C
12 7 (3.37%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.40%) VBA
14 4 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.44%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (15.87%) Degree
2 13 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (4.33%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.44%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.96%) PMP
6 1 (0.48%) HNC
6 1 (0.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 18 (8.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.96%) Firmware
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.25%) Puppet
2 12 (5.77%) Ansible
2 12 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.48%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.48%) Nagios
5 1 (0.48%) Salt
5 1 (0.48%) SCCM
5 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (12.02%) Oracle
2 19 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.65%) Google
4 11 (5.29%) SaltStack
5 9 (4.33%) Sybase
6 8 (3.85%) Sun
7 6 (2.88%) Adobe
7 6 (2.88%) Facebook
7 6 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.40%) Twitter
9 3 (1.44%) HP
9 3 (1.44%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.96%) Altera
10 2 (0.96%) Apigee
10 2 (0.96%) Apple
10 2 (0.96%) IBM
10 2 (0.96%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.96%) Xilinx
11 1 (0.48%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.48%) Zend